Kenji Miyazawa poem monument (lower bridge)

Morioka City

Central Iwate

In 1999, a monument commemorating Kenji Miyazawa's poem ``Chagu Chagu Umako'' was erected near the bridge below where he was lodging with his younger brother when he was in his third year at the High School of Agriculture and Forestry. There are four songs, including the following: ``Even though it's still a little while before dawn, the bottom edge of the river is still open.'' It was around this time that Kenji began to devote himself seriously to literature, and the ten years he spent in Morioka from the age of 13 to the age of 24 (the end of his high school agricultural research studentship) became the foundation for his subsequent activities.

〒020-0025 Osawagawara, Morioka City (lower bridge side)
Morioka Tourism and Convention Association
Phone number 019-604-3305
FAX number 019-653-4417

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